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What happens when media, entertainment, and technology collide? Peter Kafka, one of the media industry's most acclaimed reporters, talks to business titans, journalists, comedians and podcasters to get their take. Produced by Recode and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

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What happens when media, entertainment, and technology collide? Peter Kafka, one of the media industry's most acclaimed reporters, talks to business titans, journalists, comedians and podcasters to get their take. Produced by Recode and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

    Kurt Andersen on the “Evil Geniuses” that got America into this mess

    Kurt Andersen on the “Evil Geniuses” that got America into this mess

    Author Kurt Andersen sits down with Recode’s Peter Kafka to talk about Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America: A Recent History. Andersen argues that starting in the 1970s, a small group of men made a concerted, and successful push to move the US to the right. Now he wants the country to correct course.

    Featuring: Kurt Andersen (@kbandersen), Author
    Host: Peter Kafka (@pkafka), Senior Editor at Recode
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    • 48 min
    Sports are back! But for how long?

    Sports are back! But for how long?

    Sports are back! Kinda. With the return — for now — of baseball and basketball in the U.S., Recode’s Peter Kafka sits down with some of the best sports journalists for an update on the state of the games. First, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst explains how the NBA plans to run the rest of the season, and how they’re thinking about next year. Then, Yankees reporter Lindsey Adler of The Athletic details her current experience reporting on the return of baseball and how the recent outbreak of the Florida Marlins will effect the rest of the season. Then Tania Ganguli, who covers the Lakers for the LA Times, explains what life is like inside the NBA’s “Bubble” in Orlando.

    Featuring: Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) NBA reporter, ESPN
    Lindsey Adler (@lindseyadler) New York Yankees reporter, The Athletic
    Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) Los Angeles Lakers reporter, LA Times
    Host: Peter Kafka (@pkafka), Senior Editor at Recode
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    • 58 min
    Why your favorite writers are taking their talents to Substack. Plus: Peacock!

    Why your favorite writers are taking their talents to Substack. Plus: Peacock!

    Substack is a service that helps writers created paid newsletter businesses. It’s also finding lots of writers — like Andrew Sullivan — who want to go to work for themselves. CEO Chris Best sits down with Recode’s Peter Kafka to talk about his rapidly growing startup, and what it means for the media industry. Later, The Verge’s Julia Alexander calls in to give her thoughts on the recent launch of NBC Universal’s newest streaming service, Peacock.

    Featuring: Chris Best (@cjgbest), CEO and Co-Founder of Substack
    Julia Alexander (@loudmouthjulia), reporter for The Verge
    Host: Peter Kafka (@pkafka), Senior Editor at Recode
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    • 43 min
    Hank Green on everything YouTube, Tik Tok, podcasting, and Montana

    Hank Green on everything YouTube, Tik Tok, podcasting, and Montana

    Hank Green and, his brother John Green, have been on the internet for a long time. Initially gaining fame from their YouTube series The Vlog Brothers. They later created Youtube shows like Crash Course and Sci Show, one of the biggest online video conventions VidCon, and written young adult novels such as A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor. Hank Green sits down Recode’s Peter Kafka to discuss life as a content creator and the current state of YouTube.

    Featuring: Hank Green (@hankgreen) Author and Video Creator
    Host: Peter Kafka (@pkafka), Senior Editor at Recode
    More to explore: Subscribe for free to Recode Media, Peter Kafka, one of the media industry's most acclaimed reporters, talks to business titans, journalists, comedians, and more to get their take on today's media landscape.
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    • 52 min
    How to run a newspaper in Hong Kong: South China Morning Post CEO Gary Liu

    How to run a newspaper in Hong Kong: South China Morning Post CEO Gary Liu

    Running a newspaper in 2020 is hard. Running a newspaper in Hong Kong will be really challenging: Gary Liu, CEO of The South China Morning Post, talks to Recode's Peter Kafka about what it’s been like to operate his publication in an uncertain environment that just became more fraught. Liu, who came to the paper after stints at Google, Spotify and Digg, says his publication can provide a crucial window into China, but new Chinese rules about the way Hong Kong operates may change all of that. Note: This conversation was recorded in early June.

    Featuring: Gary Liu (@garyliu) CEO of The South China Morning Post
    Host: Peter Kafka (@pkafka), Senior Editor at Recode
    More to explore: Subscribe for free to Recode Media, Peter Kafka, one of the media industry's most acclaimed reporters, talks to business titans, journalists, comedians, and more to get their take on today's media landscape.
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    • 41 min
    Why Fox bet $450 million on Tubi and free streaming

    Why Fox bet $450 million on Tubi and free streaming

    Tubi CEO Farhad Massoudi just sold his streaming video company to Fox for more than $450 million. Now he sits down with Recode’s Peter Kafka to talk about how he built Tubi; how his free, ad-supported service fits in an era dominated by Netflix’s ad-free service; and what it’s like to sell your startup in the middle of a pandemic.

    Featuring: Farhad Massoudi (@Tubi), CEO and founder of Tubi
    Host: Peter Kafka (@pkafka), Senior Editor at Recode
    More to explore: Subscribe for free to Recode Media, Peter Kafka, one of the media industry's most acclaimed reporters, talks to business titans, journalists, comedians, and more to get their take on today's media landscape.
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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
394 Ratings

394 Ratings

TheCorkScrew ,

Very good

Peter is very good at podcasting. He asks informative questions. I learn a lot about new media every episode.

Long time in China ,

Excellent podcast!!

Peter is a very good podcast host. Does comprehensive background research and is very well prepared for every interview. I learn tons every time!! Thank you!

Osssssbear ,

Best business of entertainment podcast out there!

Highly recommend to anyone who works in the industry or is interested in what’s going on. The guests are top of their fields, and every conversation is fascinating and enlightening!

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